New Quality Coordinator Role
Cyrrus is delighted to announce the appointment of Sally Porter to the role of Quality Coordinator within Cyrrus.
Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the Company Quality Management System (QMS). This new role will include updating procedures, maintaining the Approved Supplier Database, staff training, internal audits and assessments, QMS change management and supporting the Quality Manager to ensure compliance with ISO 9001.
The ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation was awarded to Cyrrus in 2012 and covers working in a highly regulated environment with robust and appropriate procedures which are an essential part of the business. Policies and documented information (procedures and work instructions) must comply with ISO 9001 requirements and maintained to ensure they meet the needs of the business.
Sally will also be involved with keeping up to date on ISO 9001 QMS developments and will ensure best practice continues across Cyrrus.
We wish Sally every success in this vital role.
Cyrrus Quality Accreditation
Cyrrus is delighted to announce that the company’s ISO 9001:2008 accreditation has been renewed for a further year. A detailed inspection of our Quality Management System (QMS) by external assessors found that our QMS fully met the standards required.
Cyrrus works in a highly regulated environment, which requires our procedures and processes to be both robust and able to provide clear evidence of compliance with industry standards. As our business has grown over the past year, our continuous improvement process has ensured that the company’s QMS consistently met new challenges.
In 2017, Cyrrus will complete its transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. This new standard will involve a more detailed assessment of our compliance, moving on from the ‘audit’ procedures currently used by ISO.
To complete its preparations for the new ISO standard, Cyrrus has ensured that its QMS will be an integral part of the company’s business processes: The Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle will be applied to all of our business procedures and the QMS itself. In addition, we are investing in staff training and workshops to ensure that the company and its suppliers work together to meet the new standard and deliver the benefits to our customers.
Welcoming John Van Hoogstraten to Cyrrus
We would like to introduce John Van Hoogstraten, who will be joining the Cyrrus team as Head of Air Traffic Management (ATM) Operations. John has a wealth of aviation experience having served as both an aerodrome and en-route Air Traffic Control Officer in South Africa. After relocating to the Middle East, John served in a senior management role as SATCO for the General Civil Aviation Authority. John also worked for numerous aviation service providers in the Middle East, which included significant experience of Safety, Quality, Compliance and Business Continuity Management.
John will oversee the ATM division at Cyrrus and is keen to bring his experience to bear in his new role, providing specialist consultancy to Cyrrus clients, as well as helping with the expansion of the ATM team.
Grace completes the East Coast Challenge Charity Walk
Recently, Grace Kaley, Cyrrus Receptionist and Administrator, completed an East Coast Challenge walk on behalf of Cancer Research UK and the Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital. Held over a five day period, Grace covered 10 kilometres at nine different locations around the region and in the process raised over £600. The money raised will be split equally between the two charities. Well done Grace.
Lucy Stirman joins Cyrrus
We would like to welcome Lucy Stirman, who will be joining Cyrrus as a Marketing Assistant. Lucy has previous experience in marketing and branding roles and was more recently involved with company and client communications projects at a technology firm.
Lucy is excited to be joining an organisation that is at the forefront of technical delivery within the industry and will be supporting Cyrrus’ national and international business expansion with a range of communications activities. You will see more from her soon. Welcome to Cyrrus Lucy.
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore – Technical Safeguarding
In June 2016, Cyrrus staff presented the findings of a study completed on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), that detailed the impact on the Instrument Landing Systems of both current and future planned developments at Changi and Seletar Airports. The presentation reviewed a detailed written report into the considerations and potential impact around the developments based on a significant amount of modelling and assessment. Issue of the report, and the associated presentation, was the culmination of three months’ work by the Cyrrus airport safeguarding team, using their tried and tested process. The assessment considered a substantial amount of data, modelled using industry standard software, that assists in future airport development and the airport master plan. Cyrrus is proud to assist CAAS in their mission to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success.